The Arkansas Collaborative Consultant Group in association with the DESE-SEU and in collaboration with the University of Arkansas, is offering the 2020 Arkansas School-Based Therapy Conference: Transforming School-Based Therapy Through High Leverage Practices! This free conference will begin with a keynote from Matt Sewell, State Special Education Director, followed by an overview of High Leverage Practices from Dr. Jeff Adams, State Systemic Improvement Plan Coordinator. Guest speakers from North Carolina will guide participants through exploration of Collaboration High Leverage Practices. This synchronous online workshop will explore how related service providers (OT, PT, ST) can engage in collaboration, the first of four High-Leverage Practices in Special Education from the Council on Exceptional Children. By weaving together the therapy process and the special education process, participants will deepen understanding of how and why collaboration is a core feature of equitable, effective, and compliant service delivery in schools. Anchoring the discussion in collective efficacy, the impact of the Endrew F. v. Douglas County Supreme Court decision, standards-aligned IEP development, and the concept of learning progressions as a frame for intervention planning, we will examine how best practices in collaboration ensure educationally relevant services are yielding improved academic and functional outcomes for students with disabilities.
- Understand the evidence base for collaboration in specia